The Office of Student Engagement, as part of Undergraduate Education, oversees a series of special initiatives. Current special initiatives include:

  • First-Generation
    The Highlander First-Generation Project is designed to help increase awareness of first-generation issues and experiences, reduce roadblocks, increase campus collaborative support efforts, and encourage student resource utilization.
  • Leadership Pathway Program
    The Leadership Pathway Program is a two-year cohort model designed to engage students in leadership skill development and experiential education. The program includes four critical courses focused on seminars, workshops, readings, self-discovery inventories, and reflective writing to develop leadership skills.
  • CAMP
    The California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) program is an NSF funded, Louis Stokes Allliance for Minority Participation in STEM program designed to support and progress STEM students into STEM graduate and research programs and careers.
  • HBCU Exchange
    The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Domestic Exchange program creates partnerships for experiential learning opportunities for UCR students to study at HBCUs around the country.
  • Summer Academy for Advanced High School Students
    Summer Academy allows juniors and seniors in high-school to take up to 8 units of undergraduate coursework during Session A of Summer Sessions.